Infometrics May newsletter
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May 2016

We hope you have been keeping warm through winter’s first big southerly blast this week.

This month’s newsletter begins with an article by Benje Patterson looking at why regional decision makers should not overly rely on GDP and how they can more effectively measure the well-being of individuals and the productive capacity of their area.

The newsletter also announces Infometrics commitment to supporting skills development as part of the Got a Trade? Got it Made? campaign.

We start a new series of interviews of Infometrics’ economists.  This month we ask Mieke Welvaert what economists really get up to at work and in their free time, before concluding with a short preview of what is likely to happen to interest rates following the Reserve Bank’s next review.

Nothing standing in the way of another cut to the OCR
The door remains open for the Reserve Bank to cut the official cash rate (OCR) again in June, with recent data showing that business cost pressures and inflation expectations remain subdued.
Infometrics is proud to support Got a Trade? Got it Made!
Got a Trade? Got it Made! is a national campaign to raise awareness of training and career opportunities in New Zealand’s trades and services. It also celebrates the talents and achievements of young people making a headway in their chosen vocation. Got a Trade Week 2016 will take place from 22-26 August.
A day in the life of an Economist – Mieke Welvaert
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Over the coming months we are going to be running a series of newsletter articles that will take the form of interviews with each of our economists. The first economist we will be introducing in this series is Mieke Welvaert, who has a particular interest in the property markets…